Omnivorous Capitalism And A Bizc042 Drop
From the vaults: June 17th, 2014 9:52pm
One of my early gateways to anything post-internet was an article about Chaz Allen aka Metallic Ghosts aka Magicalchazwick called “Vaporwave and the observer effect”. Then I realized Tiny Mix Tapes has been passionately supporting this mini-cyber-trend for months and introduced a handful of genre’s essential works into their 2013 favorites list.
But if you’d like to skip all of that and stick to one comprehensive yet slightly philosophical coverage of what this slow ascension towards VHS madness means and where it comes from, check out DummyMag’s two-part article “Vaporwave and the pop-art of the virtual plaza” bundled with an unavoidable playlist at its bottom. I appreciate all the incoming suggestions here. I’m not trying to play the guru Mr. Know-it-all for anyone who claims that title about seapunk, post-internet, and vaporwave is doomed to be humiliated.
I was going to wrap it up but look what the cat just dragged in! Business Casual, a key online digital music label in our current favorite addiction has just released an anniversary album having some of my latest weaknesses: Lindsheaven Virtual Plaza, マクロスMACROSS 82–99, chris††† with the latter being a pseudonym for the man behind the label John Zobele. So douse your spoiled self in a twisted dystopia of techno-capitalism and wash yourself clean of normal pitched BPM for an hour!
And if even that does not psyche you up to the phosphorus green halo above your head, instantly finish yourself in “Pattern Recognition Vol. 8.5: The Year in Vaporwave”. I can’t do anything more for you tonight. Sorry. If you’re done with all this, then you are a better person surviving the lost nostalgia tornado. I mean maybe.